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Pig and Whistle Historic Pub

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-347 3025
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 22:00
Tue - Wed 11:30 - 22:30
Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:30
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Calgary, Canada
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick drink while waiting for the Night Market. The building is beautiful and the staff was very friendly. They have a large selection of beer, OK wine and lots of menu options.

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Thank Luynn k
Guelph, Canada
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Nice pub, nice patio area, it was covered when we visited but the weather was not nice. Staff were friendly. If you're looking for a pub..go here

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Thank EatWell1234
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Generous portions, good pub food and drinks. Enjoyable night, we got there early and got a good table.

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Thank David W
Waihi, New Zealand
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Went during a busy Sat lunch. Although we were told it was a 45 min wait for food, ours came out pretty quickly ... just due to what we ordered. Enjoyed our meal .. no fuss ... etc

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Good adult and kids menus with plenty to choose from. All meals were good and serving sizes were generous. Definitely pub food, but good for what it is. Service was friendly and atmosphere was enjoyable.

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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We ordered the chowder...massive and delicious. Also had for mains...twice cooked pork belly with fries and salad and ricotta fritters in sauce. The pork was overcooked and quiet chewy and couldnt finish it, which was disappointing, the salad and chips were overflowing the plate. The ricotta fritters werent that special but were very nice. The ambience was lovely and warm.... More 

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Thank jellybee68
Gwandalan, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Great spot in Rotorua for a drink & a quick meal. We had seafood chowder & it was delicious served with a warm bread roll. Served very quickly as well. Drinks a little pricy but they are everywhere these days aren't they. Enjoy a nice cosy spit in damp Rotorua in October.

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1 Thank susiegordon58
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this review

We havent had a review on the chowder in a while. So glad to hear we are getting it right. Thank you. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We had a group of 9 in town to watch the AFL Grand Final where they had plenty of big screens to view the action. Food was great, including the beef nachos which were fresh and tasty. Staff were amazing! Friendly, helpful and very busy!! Will be back for sure

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1 Thank Matt L
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this review

Amazing staff! Love it. Thanks. More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Felt like a pick of the bunch when we ate here on recommendation from a family member who ate here a few years ago. It's a gastropub and the portions are large. Craft beer was nice to try. Food was prepared quickly and we didn't have to wait long even though it was a full house. Food was so tasty,... More 

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1 Thank AlvinTM
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this review

Awesome to hear everything was just right, especially on a busy night. Thank you. More 

Rotorua District, New Zealand
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Sea food chowder was amazing and quickly served, bread roll was so fresh and was plenty chowder in the bowl all sea food and not vegetables was great

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1 Thank Mandylou47
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this review

Booyah - 2 great reviews recently on the chowder. Awesome. Thank you. Staff will be stoked to hear. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:30
Saturday
11:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 3025
Description
Centrally located in a classic piece of bold 1940's architecture, the Pig & Whistle is a local landmark with a great history. Our friendly staff will make your visit one you'll want to repeat. Monteith's, Heineken, Tiger, Erdinger & Black Dog as well as three Ciders on tap, a fantastic range of New Zealand wines. Our pub menu includes favourites like Seafood Chowder, New Zealand Lamb Salad and Pork Spare Ribs and we cater to children also. And there are our world famous piggy fries! Our Snack Menu is available from 11.30am till Close, 7 Days a week and we have a great selection of desserts. The Pig & Whistle has live bands every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Find out the up and coming bands on our Entertainment page. And we have big screen Hi Definition Sky Digital TV - catch your favourite sports on one of the big screens.

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